U.S. retailers cut hiring amid industry downturn
U.S. retailers cut hiring amid industry downturn
Rick Docksai - Oct 21, 2017
Retailers are cutting back on hiring, partly because fewer job seekers are looking for retail work in the first place. Industry experts report that robust job growth in other U.S. economic sectors, combined with the rise of higher-paying work opportunities with "sharing economy" gigs such as Uber, are resulting in fewer and fewer potential retail employees.
Rick Docksai - Oct 19, 2017
An all-electric, self-piloting passenger plane that will offer passengers seats costing no more than a bus pass is under development and may be ready to fly by 2019. The startup developing it envisions their flight service as "Uber meeting Tesla in the sky."
Kyle Bates - Oct 19, 2017
Intel is partnering with Facebook and other tech companies to develop computer chips designed for AI. These chips will be much faster and able to process much greater amounts of data than conventional chips.
James Smith - Oct 16, 2017
The company Razer is set to unleash a new phone that could be focused primarily on gaming.
Vicky Webb - Oct 14, 2017
International travel to the United States made unusually large drops this year following President Trump's impositions of new restrictions on refugees and Muslim immigrants.
Ed Mason - Oct 14, 2017
Pornhub plans to use facial recognition AI to make their site more efficient.
David Sims - Oct 14, 2017
Target plans to use Google Express to create an easier, and much more personalized, experience for its shoppers.
Vicky Webb - Oct 13, 2017
Snapchat hopes their new features will cause people to use the app more often.
Jackie Flores - Oct 13, 2017
Microsoft has announced it has no more planned updates for Windows 10 Mobile, essentially ending the platform's future.
Wilson Soto - Sep 30, 2017
The Justice Department sent Facebook warrants for the personal data of three users who organized anti-Trump protests. The ACLU is fighting to have the warrants quashed.
Kathy Fey - Sep 29, 2017
Agro-business companies such as Monsanto use genetic modification to create faster-growing crops and crops that can withstand diseases, resist pests, and grow in historically cold or otherwise inhospitable climates.
Linda Mack - Sep 29, 2017
Black households' net worth grew from $13,600 per household in 2013 to $17,600 in 2016, an almost 30% gain. Hispanic households' net worth grew 46%, from $14,200 to $20,700.
Jose Jefferies - Sep 27, 2017
Polaritons are ten-thousand times lighter than electrons and form when a laser shines upon stacked layers of selected atoms such as arsenic, gallium, indium, and aluminium.
Lila Alexander - Sep 26, 2017
Private and public computer systems across the globe have suffered "ransomware" attacks that lock the computer until the user pays the hacker money, but a new strain of the virus is coercing users to send nude photos instead.
Kyle Bates - Sep 26, 2017
Transport for London said that Uber was not conducting sufficient background checks of drivers and was failing to report serious criminal offenses.
Billy Kirk - Sep 25, 2017
HHS Secretary Tom Price's use of private jets for official travel is a departure from Obama-era practices.
Rick Docksai - Sep 16, 2017
Three women ex-employees of Google are suing the company for what they say is bias against women in its hiring and salary decisions. The case is the latest in a series of lawsuits against tech companies over gender pay disparities.
Ed Mason - Sep 11, 2017
Federal prosecutors on Thursday asked the judge who presided over Martin Shkreli's trial for securities fraud to revoke the $5 million bond posted by the so-called 'Pharma bro' and lock him up.
Kyle Bates - Aug 22, 2017
He said that he is currently focusing on investment projects in his home country, including $5 billion of agricultural initiatives and an $11 billion oil refinery.
Joseph Scalise - Aug 22, 2017
The story quotes sources who said that Sater is fearful of Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Trump's Russia connections.
Joyce Clark - Aug 19, 2017
South Carolina sued Amazon in administrative court this summer to make it hand over sales-tax revenue it accrued from third-party merchant sales.
Josh Curlee - Aug 19, 2017
Some of the items may be ones that Amazon shoppers have traditionally have sought out elsewhere. Groceries are one such example.
Lila Alexander - Aug 11, 2017
In his tweet, the Wikileaks founder stated clearly his opinion of Google's decision to terminate its employee: "Censorship is for losers.
Leon Clarke - Aug 07, 2017
An anonymous Google engineer's 10-page manifesto against his company's diversity initiatives has sparked heated responses on social media and an official denunciation from Google leadership.
James Carlin - Aug 04, 2017
In just 15 years — between 1999 and 2015 — a staggering 560,000 people in U.S. died of drug overdoses. Many deaths were linked to prescription drugs, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl.
Jason Spencer - Aug 03, 2017
The Trump administration gave the company approval in March to start building the pipeline into Montana. He separately approved the Dakota Access pipeline, which would carry oil from South Dakota to Illinois, that same month.
Paul Pate - Jul 25, 2017
The Irish government is setting up an escrow fund to facilitate the collection of an estimated 13 billion Euros--$15.2 billion—in back taxes from Apple Inc.
Mark Schwartz - Jul 25, 2017
On the plus side, the Russian economy is no longer in the tailspin that it had fallen into in 2014-2015. Economic growth stood at 3.1% over the last 12 months, and industrial production grew by 2% over the last six.
Lucas Rowe - Jul 20, 2017
The program has long been in place but has been in only limited use in recent years due to pressure from lawmakers and civil-rights groups that fear its misuse.
Linda Mack - Jul 20, 2017
A House of Representatives subcommittee unanimously approved new rules Wednesday to make it easier for federal regulators to set new standards and restrictions on autonomous vehicles.
Joyce Clark - Jul 18, 2017
Diesel-powered vehicles emit less pollution than vehicles that run on gasoline, according to a new six-nation study published today in Scientific Reports.
Linda Mack - Jul 18, 2017
A natural gas developer has the blessing of Virginia's Democratic governor to build a 150-feet-wide pipeline along dozens of miles of Virginia's Appalachian Trail.
Linda Mack - Jul 11, 2017
May and Trump also discussed China's overproduction of steel, the Iran nuclear deal, and the Syrian ceasefire agreement that Trump and Vladimir Putin agreed to on Friday.
Lucas Rowe - Jul 08, 2017
The report tallied up loans, grants, insurance, and all types of public funding that the nations' governments provide to their energy sectors.
Jason Spencer - Jul 04, 2017
Its operators have their sights set on Didymos, a small asteroid that will approach Earth at around that date.
Mark Schwartz - Jul 03, 2017
Volvo's experimental self-driving cars exhibit one key technical issue that the engineers are still trying to work out: how to avoid collisions with kangaroos.
James Carlin - Jul 03, 2017
Paypal founder Peter Thiel has invested $100,000 in a Harvard University research group trying to bring a woolly mammoth to life.
Cliff Mooneyham - Jun 30, 2017
he activists, charged with illegally using eavesdropping equipment while collecting information on a factory owned by Huajian Group, had been detained by authorities for about a month.
Mark Schwartz - Jun 27, 2017
TSA employees will flip through the materials and look for anything hidden in the pages.
Lila Alexander - Jun 21, 2017
University of California researchers have developed a robot that can figure out on the spot how to pick up an unfamiliar object with no pre-programming required.
Lucas Rowe - Jun 21, 2017
Federally protected lands would be a great source of oil and natural gas, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters Friday.
Dan Taylor - Oct 17, 2017
A newly developed synthetic cephalopod skin could one day help soft robots change color to blend in with their environment.
Tyler Henderson - Oct 17, 2017
Colin Kapernick is suing the NFL over the refusal by any team to sign him on as a quarterback. He contends that they are all collectively punishing him for his national-anthem protests last year and that, if so, they are violating the NFL's own collective bargaining agreement against "collusion."
Lucas Rowe - Oct 16, 2017
Facebook's new Oculus Go VR headset is another big push at making VR more popular.
Leon Clarke - Oct 16, 2017
Uber rejected a $1 billion lawsuit-settlement demand from Waymo, who is suing Uber over alleged theft of trade secrets. If the two companies don't agree on another settlement, they will go to trial in December.
Miriam Griffin - Oct 16, 2017
A gene therapy for a genetically inherited form of blindness got approval from an FDA panel Thursday and could get final agency approval for market by January. If the FDA signs off on it, it will be the first-ever genetic treatment for a genetically inherited disease to be available to U.S. consumers.
Kathy Fey - Oct 14, 2017
Millions of Pornhub users were tricked in the past year by a malware program that posed as a legitimate software update that they could download.
Joseph Scalise - Oct 14, 2017
Apple plans to team up with LG in order to create foldable phone screens.
Kristy Douglas - Oct 14, 2017
For the first time, Amazon's Echo will be able to tell people apart by the sound of their voice.
Vicky Webb - Oct 13, 2017
OnePlus devices are taking data from their users and sending it to the company's private servers.
Billy Kirk - Oct 13, 2017
Google has been forced to disable the Home Mini's touch sensor after early versions of the device were constantly recording all the noises around them.
Joseph Scalise - Oct 11, 2017
A new report reveals that wind turbines on the open ocean have the potential to create much more energy than the ones on land.
Kyle Bates - Oct 02, 2017
Sir James Dyson has attained great success in the home appliance market, but he announced this week that he is going to pour more than half his fortune into making electric cars. Dyson has never built electric cars before, but he hopes that his expertise in electric components and battery power will help him shine.
Rick Docksai - Oct 02, 2017
Ride-sharing services such as Lyft and Uber have been reaching out to elderly-care facilities to gain customers among car-less elderly residents. Both companies are rolling out new apps and amenities to make their services more accessible to generations of new users who didn't grow up with smartphones.
Kristy Douglas - Sep 29, 2017
The Chinese government announced that it will no longer allow North Korean companies to work within its borders and that they must all cease their operations in China by early January.
Carmelo Sheppard - Sep 25, 2017
A team of researchers has created a new artificial muscle that could help robots lift far beyond their own body weight.
Paul Pate - Sep 19, 2017
The National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts is the nation's largest holder of student loan debt, with more than 800,000 private student-loan debts in its portfolio.
Carmelo Sheppard - Sep 14, 2017
These new robots act in a similar manner, where they can perform simple activities by themselves and much more complex ones when paired together.
Jose Jefferies - Sep 13, 2017
"Supercharger stations in urban areas will be installed in convenient locations, including supermarkets, shopping centers and downtown districts.
Sam Klein - Sep 13, 2017
Tungsten, a metal vital to defense and commercial industries throughout the developed world, is surging in price across the globe, according to private- and public-sector analysts, who attribute the price surge to supply cutbacks in China.
Jose Jefferies - Sep 13, 2017
A Spanish government agency hit Facebook with a €1.2M (approximately $1.4 million) fine for privacy violations related to its data-harvesting activities.
David Sims - Sep 05, 2017
The Southern Poverty Law Center is a strictly U.S.-based organization, but it has more than $4 million allocated in investment accounts in the Cayman Islands, an investigative-news analysis of its 2014 tax documents reported.
Tobi Gerdes - Aug 30, 2017
Michael Cohen suggested Monday that Saber's proposal was just "salesmanship" and said he ultimately decided it was not workable, never agreeing to travel to Russia.
Leon Clarke - Aug 30, 2017
Yellen's term as central bank chief expires next year, and it may be her last. Trump has not indicated that he will appoint her to a new term.
Leon Clarke - Aug 30, 2017
On August 22, the U.S. Treasury sanctioned several Chinese companies that it said were assisting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's development of nuclear arms and ballistic missiles.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 29, 2017
Amazon secured approvals Wednesday for its proposed acquisition of Whole Foods from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Whole Foods' shareholders.
Harry Marcolis - Aug 23, 2017
Another one of Johnson's products, Shower to Shower, also is talc-based and linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
Jackie Flores - Aug 23, 2017
Following the example of the city of Baltimore last week, the University of Texas at Austin has taken down three Confederate statues in the dead of night.
Kathy Fey - Aug 23, 2017
A Tucson, Arizona, nonprofits consultant started organizing "diaper drives" in the 1990s to donate diapers to families in need. In 2000, the city opened the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona, the first diaper bank in the nation.
Adam Widmer - Aug 22, 2017
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to defending civil liberties in the digital world, agrees.
Kara Menard - Aug 22, 2017
Mylan, maker of the EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, finalized a $465 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve a year-long over EpiPen's price, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts announced Thursday.
Joseph Scalise - Aug 22, 2017
The trial will start in October and pits Waymo, a self-driving car project started by Google's Alphabet, against Uber.
Mae Owen - Aug 07, 2017
Saudi Arabia announced one new project last week that will span 34,000 square miles—about the size of Belgium—of the Red Sea coastline and adjacent islands.
Kara Menard - Aug 04, 2017
A dead zone the size of New Jersey has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is growing even larger, and a new report says that meat industries are to blame for much of it.
Paul Pate - Jul 31, 2017
Mark Schwartz - Jul 30, 2017
Chinese engineers reportedly have developed will host a new quantum-based communications platform that is truly immune to hacking--a potential game-changer for the world's communications systems if true.
Lila Alexander - Jul 30, 2017
At the 2016 DEF CON event, for example, women attendees heard male counterparts ask them to expose themselves. Other women at the 2012 DEF CON reported men grabbing them by their crotches.
Jose Jefferies - Jul 30, 2017
A California man was arrested by special agents with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Tuesday on federal charges that he stuffed three king cobra snakes into potato chip canisters and smuggled them into the country.
Mark Schwartz - Jul 26, 2017
Uber isn't the only ride-share company seeking to develop self-driving cars: Lyft announced on Thursday that it has formed a "self-driving car division" and will soon open a facility for it in Palo Alto, Calif.
Mae Owen - Jul 17, 2017
The federal agencies field formal charges against 412 individuals Thursday.
Tracy Williams - Jul 08, 2017
First daughter Ivanka Trump advocated for paid family leave in a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Tuesday in which she discussed its potential benefits to American women and the whole U.S. economy.
James Smith - Jul 08, 2017
In granting the gag order, Judge Matsumoto directed Shkreli to stop talking in and around the courthouse.
James Smith - Jul 08, 2017
Prosecutors said Hobby Lobby was cautioned by an expert in 2010 that the artifacts could well have been looted from Iraqi archaeological sites, but the company ignored the advice.
Josh Curlee - Jul 04, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security's ban on carry-on laptops in passenger flights from the Middle East will no longer apply to the United Arab Emirates.
Linda Mack - Jul 04, 2017
The Protest Wave is a collaboration of 12 organizations. Oxfam, Greenpeace, and the German Trade Union Confederation are among them. All 12 formally reject violent protest.
Linda Mack - Jun 30, 2017
This production ramp-up will push China's share of global lithium-ion battery production to 65%, up from 55% today.
Tyler Henderson - Jun 26, 2017
And the company may surpass its 2016 total on Sunday, when it is scheduled to launch another mission. SpaceX is aiming to achieve 20 to 24 missions total before the year is out.
Joyce Clark - Jun 26, 2017
The Chinese government had banned U.S. beef in 2003 over concern about mad cow disease.
Jose Jefferies - Jun 21, 2017
The Portland, Oregon-based band's leader, Simon Tam, said he picked the name to make fun of it and rob it of its negative impact.
Mark Schwartz - Jun 20, 2017
Both parties' May fundraising beat the usual monthly averages. The DCCC's May revenues are its largest May fundraising total ever.
Harry Marcolis - Jun 19, 2017
Investigators also are interested in two December 2016 meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Sergey Gorkov, head of a Russian-owned development bank.